Former England captain Wayne Rooney made a statement of apology after being banned from driving for two years.
As he appeared in Stockport Magistrates’ court, Rooney was ordered to pay £170 and during the hearing, the Everton striker was pleaded guilty to drunk driving by District Judge John Temperley.
Aside from being banned from driving, Rooney was also ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work as part of a 12-month community order.
In his statement, the 31-year-old striker apologized for what happened:
“Following today’s court hearing I want publicly to apologise for my unforgiveable lack of judgement in driving while over the legal limit. It was completely wrong.
I have already said sorry to my family, my manager and chairman and everyone at Everton FC. Now I want to apologise to all the fans and everyone else who has followed and supported me throughout my career.
Of course I accept the sentence of the court and hope that I can make some amends through my community service.” Rooney stated (Check 12BET for more Soccer Betting Tips)
Going back, Rooney was driving a woman’s black Volkswagen Beetle and stopped by police in Wilmslow, Cheshire at 2 A.M.
The breathalyzer test showed that his alcohol level was almost three times the legal limit having 104 microgrammes in 100 millilitres of breath to 35 microgammes per 100 millilitres of breath drink-drive limit in England and Wales.